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with the law yet again. she was arrested early this morning at a new york city nightclub, charged with assault. police say lohan hit another woman in the face during an argument at the club. the victim did notave to go to the hospital. lohan was booked at a nearby police station. of course, it was just days ago, sunday in fact, when lohan's made-for-tv movie "dick & liz" premiered to mostly bad reviews. >>> all right, let's head back down to the plaza because we want another look at the tree, and dylan as well. she has the rest of your weather channel forecast. good morning once again. >> forget me, it's all about the tree, and there will be tons of people down here to get a view at just that, and the weather is cooperating. you know, the whole eastern half of the country enjoying a lot of sunshine. it's just the west coast that is seeing the rain. so, for all the folks headed down to new york city today, it is looking fantastic. speaking of the west, though, we do have unseasonably cool temperatures. we are in the 40s and 50s along the west coast itself, castro, wyoming, at about 43 degrees r
amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% o
famous christmas tree. take a look. >> three, two, one! >> pretty beautiful there. new york city mayor michael bloomberg did the honors flipping the switch on 30,000 led lights covering the norway spruce. the spruce is from mt. olive, new jersey. incidentally, that tree survived hurricane sandy. the rockefeller sandy tree tradition began in 1931 when worker building the center put up the very first one. a little bigger and fancier. and for a look at your national weather and a look at the tree, let's go down to the plaza where our meteorologist is standing by with a look at your weather. front row seats there. >> it's amazing. it wasn't turned on earlier this morning when we came in. now it's in the full glory. do you get a better backdrop than this? it's absolutely gorgeous. even for the early morning people walking by and viewing the tree, it's not that cold out here. but it isn't windy either. so you're not seeing the lights rattle on the branches of the tree this morning. that could change though as we go into the next couple of days. we're dealing with really nice weather across t
're following several big stories tonight. new york city's mayor gives into public pressure cancelling this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of h
fox at 3:00 in new york city, the second major storm in a week adding insult to injury in the northeast. new york and new jersey are back in the thick of it again. snow and wind snapped weakened trees and downed power lanes. tens of thousands of people lost power. many only just got it back after hurricane sandy. >> no fuel for the generator. i will try to warm up the has. >> my daughter is three. i bundled her up in blankets and put her between my husband and myself. >>shepard: in new jersey, more than 12" of snow. 5" itch -- 5" fell in central park, a record. breezy point is covered in snow this morning with more hardship in a place where so many lost so were. the nor'easter forced fema to shut down ten mobile disaster recovery centers around new york city and rick is on staten island some some of the snow is melting. >> what is incredible we are a full mile away from the ocean with 12' of water in the neighborhood and huge piles of debris with a lot of heavy sanitation trucks here scooping it up, the city collected 130,000 tons of debris. there is so much more left t
, if you come visit us here in new york city over the holidays, you'll likely see just one of two cities. manhattan is glittering and bustling, and the streets are packed, the stores are packed and the tree out back is up. drive toward the coast, to the places on the water that were ruined by the storm three weeks ago, and you'll find that life has largely stood still. the good news, most people are finding a way to help their neighbors. that includes the rockaways on the coast of the south of here where a group of men all local dads who call themselves the gray beards are making a difference. their story tonight from nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: across the bay from the brightly lit new york city skyline, a donated generator powers a meeting of the gray beards. >> just knocking on every single door is not impossible. >> reporter: over a can of bud, this home grown charity is plotting a rockaway comeback. >> we have to remind people, we're all in the same boat. >> the group of 180 firefighters, cops, executives and lawyers are the guys who make new york city work. keep things safe, and si
of luxury. they fly into disaster areas but they flee from snow. in parts of sandy ravaged new york city shut down because of the nor' easter. >> it is insult in injury. a hurricane now a blizzard. >> their full-time jobs this is what they are supposed to be here before. >> some of the services had to be secured or postponed during the storm. >> thaufrmnks patti ann. it is really hard for all of them out there. they have been recovering super storm sandy and now this. heavy snow falling on top of all of the destruction. stephanie is live. what's happening there? >>> oo good morning ainsley. it is just an inconvenience. side streets look lick this. we have two inches of snow. j just enough to cover the car. not the slick conditions on the snow but the fact that sandy blew down lots of trees lots of leaves. thouz leaves are laying under the snow. this car is totally covered in the front. nothing over dramatic. it's about an much inch or two. let me swing over here and show you the main roads are pretty clear. this is the yardly train station. pretty clear going into trenton and new york we
controversy. >>> gas rationing in new york city and long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy. after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassmann is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. behind me you see one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey. this one is the new home for 750 emergency workers and 60 storm victims. there are also hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning, 11 days after sandy hit this shore line. in wintry somerset county northern new jersey, utility crews are still days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter with his a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just had gotten her electricity back on monday. >> such a relief like returning to civilization. >> reporter: that relief didn't last long. >> and then all of a sudden poof. and there we are, back in the middle ages. >> reporter: governor andrew cuoma blasted lipa utility company that services long island. >> part of it is just the
by iran firing on a u.s. drone just days before the presidential election. plus, new york city and long island follow new jersey's footsteps. gas rationing is on the way. >> this is just beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> shepard: no power. no gas. no heat. and now up to a foot of snow in some places where sandy hit just last week. >> it's insane, okay? i have been 10 days now and now i'm shoveling snow. >> shepard: tonight, the nor'easter pushes a battered region to the brink. plus, nearly two years after the tragic shooting spree in tucson, arizona. [sirens] >> shepard: sentencing day for jared loughner. >> i will never forget seeing one of my dearest colleagues die at my side. a young man i worked closely with every single day. >> shepard: former congresswoman gabriel giffords among those in court to face the man who shot her in the head. tonight, a convicted killer learns his fate. >> and newly released video of a murder suspect attempt to steal a plane. but, first from fox this thursday night. iranian military confrontation in the skies above the persian gulf. the pentagon t
city say they have their man in the shooting deaths of three new york city shop keepers. and now a door-to-door clothing salesman is facing multiple murder charges in what many fevered was the work of a serial killer. police arrested the man you see in this surveillance video for the killings of the brooklyn store owners over the last few months. investigators say the locations of the shop foreman's eequal lateral triangle four miles apart with addresses that contain the number 8. cops say they recovered a sawed off .22 caliber rifle in a duffle bag owned by the suspect and the gun matches shell casings found at the crime scenes. the nypd says the suspect's fingerprints were also on the murder weapon. so far investigators say the motive there is not clear. and a fox urgent now. for the first time tonight, united nations ambassador susan rice is fighting back against her critics. first the back story here. she went on five sunday morning talk shows days after the attack on the consulate in benghazi that killed our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. and said it was due to
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. tomorrow, the even numbers will get their turn. maybe and new york city is hoping this system will ease some of the growing frustration from residents there. that's because right now, only 25% of the gas stations are open in new york city. the severe gasoline shortage was of course caused by the damage and the power outages associated with superstorm sandy. new jersey started the same rationing system a few days ago. >>> and you can help people struggling to recover from sandy with just a click of the mouse. log on to facebook and like us on our facebook fan page, wusatv9.com's fan page, and we ll donate a dollar to the american red cross for each click. >>> when the news continues at noon, our update on our colleague briewsh bruce la shan and what he and his family are dealing with after a tree almost destroyed their house during hurricane sandy. >>> plus we will speak to former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich and his wife is here, and they will talk about pearpship and they have books coming out. we will get it all in when we come back. >>> welcome back to the news at
are not livable. and today new york city mayor michael bloomberg extended the odd/even license gas rationing through the thanksgiving holiday. new york city building flp fors have already examined 2,000 homes and 900 are tagged with that tag that says seemingly unsafe. >>> rescuers have found the body of a man floating in the water on friday. one of the four men who suffered burns in the fire is improving and is now in fair condition. another is in serious condition and two remain crital. >>> still ahead, as nbc "nightly news" continues, forget black friday, this year they want you to stop until you drop even before the turkey is digested. >>> and then later, a surprise visitor drops into the sights of hundreds of troops in afghanistan. year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. i ho
rationing started this morning in new york city and on long island nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy after this week's nor'easter frustrations growing for thousands of sandy's victims. mark strassman is in oceanport, new jersey. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind me is one of fema's two tent cities in new jersey, 750 emergency workers and about 60 storm victims. but there are hundreds of thousands of people waking up in their own cold homes this morning 11 days after sandy hit this coastline. in wintry somerset county, northern new jersey, utility crews are days away from restoring everyone's power. wednesday's nor'easter was a setback across the disaster zone. adela bolet just got her electricity back on monday. >> it was a relief. >> reporter: but that relief didn't last long. >> all of a sudden poof. and there we are back in the middle ages. >> reporter: in new york andrew cuomo blasted the power company that serves long island complaining it mismanaged the crisis. >> part of it is just the management and the performance, which has been unacceptable and they fai
. ♪ guts. glory. ram. >>> a lot of runners who travel to new york city to run in that new york city marathon this morning, instead headed to staten island and other areas hit hard by that superstorm sandy. they delivered relief supplies and helped victims clean out their flooded homes and though the storm's that struck -- intent on running the race they had trained for months to finish. they participated in unofficial alternative marathon that was organized on facebook. >>> celebrity chef and cookbook author was born in queens and his culinary career has included stops across new york city. so when superstorm sandy left millions without a decent meal, despirito did what he does best. he cooked up some soup and headed to the worst hit neighborhoods and started passing it out. rocko you have made your rounds, queens, manhattan, borooklyn, ad now staten island. what's it like to hand out so many meals to so many in need? >> it's wonderful to have a skill that's actually useful in a storm situation like this. i cook and people are hungry, it's a perfect match. >> how do you even go abou
of jamaica bay. new york city is truly huge in terms of the the number of people who live here and how much land the city covers. this section of the train goes from queens across jamaica bay. the trip over the water is long enough that, i kid you not, pigeons and learned to get on the train and ride it to the other side. the pigeons commute. and where they are going is the rockaways, an atlantic beach peninsula, which is still part of new york city, but it's more than an hour's ride from manhattan and it has sand and waves and lifeguards all at the southern edge of new york city. the rockaways are a funny place. it has a dozen distinct neighborhoods with a lot of housing for the elderly and a lot of housing projects when the city put thousands of families way out there, an hour's ride from the manhattan skyline that everybody e thinks of when they think of new york. half a century ago when the projects went up, the urban planners thought the elderly and poor people didn't need to be near town or near jobs, so they put them way out there in the rockaways. now working poor families making lo
of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 21st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, the guns of gaza and israel have gone silent, for now. a hard won and desperately fragile cease-fire is in place, on paper, between israel and palestinians have been schilling each other for days and threatening a wider, bloodier war. in gaza tonight, celebrations as israel agreed to end air strikes that have killed more than 160 people. for israel, a promise of no more rocket fire from gaza and attempted incursions from there, but on the ground, there are already signs now that the peace may not be holding. so, we begin our coverage of the cease-fire with matt gutman in tel aviv. >> reporter: it took eight bloody days, more than 160 palestinians killed and israeli bombardment and six israel littles killed from some 1,500 palestinian rockets. but tonight, a cease-fire, as terrified civilians on both sides breathe a cautious sigh of relief. the egyptians who worked to broker this cease-fire announced it. and with t
. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing, and the first thing i thought was like this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him. i was like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: officer larry deprimo says he was so moved by what he saw he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy. you know, business as usual. but, again, this officer kind of took the time to kind of -- saw something, kind of came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose caro was working in the sketchers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. caro helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and he let the officer use his employee discount. officer deprimo s
weather sets in, new york city mayor michael bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people may need to find new places to live, a daunting task, the city known for its tight housing market. the announcement set up the potential return of fema trailers like those used in the wake of hurricane katrina and used not without a lot of controversy. >>> gas lines hours long stretched through the weekend across the tri-state area. in some cases, stations using gas-powered generators to pump fuel out of the ground. it could be several more days before the country's fuel shortage is resolved. in new york city where 145,000 residents still without power. yesterday's marathon was canceled. that happened for the first time in 40 years. but it didn't stop hundreds of runners from doing the right thing, showing up where the race was supposed to begin in statin ilan. instead of a marathon, they ran a relief effort, jogging through neighborhoods to help dig out debris and offer supplies and good for them. i actually went to staten island on saturday, myself, got a firsthand look. you jump on the staten island fe
committing random acts of kindness. >>> speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need. and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing. and the first thing i thought was, this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him, and i was, like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: the officer says he was so moved by what he saw, he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy, business as usual, but again, this officer kind of took the time, saw something, came in and took that extra step. >> reporter: jose was working in the skechers store at the time. news 4 has obtained security video from the store. he helped him find a pair of waterproof boots and let the officer use his employee discount. the officer signed for his purchase, and the two shook han
and new york city, we have a bunch of hotels here. a lot of the places are highly populated areas. >> those are popular places to go. new york city is a business travel city so you're going to find a lot of availability when the business travelers leave. you'll find it on the weekends. but it is a high season for travel here in new york city. >> real quick if you want to rent a car, do you have some deals? >> no deals. only woes for you because of the residual sandy. very difficult to rent a car over the thanksgiving week, but you want to go further out to the suburbs, if you live in a city you'll be able to hopefully get yourself some wheels. but it's been a shortage since sandy, unfortunately. i paid $500 out of new york city for a week and i was lucky to get it. >> wow. we'll travel with valerie, safe travels wherever you go. >> thank you. >>> up next, targeting target. why some employees are speaking out about having to work today on thanksgiving day. >>> plus a tough holiday for victims of hurricane sandy. we are going to show you how families in need are getting extra help t
confirmation from the new york city buildings department they began operations to secure that crane this morning. workers are in the process of securing that boom which did collapse monday night. some say it was 40 mile-per-hour wind gusts. others say even higher than that. but that entire seven block area around 157 had been closed off because, of course, there is great concern whether anybody walking by the building or driving past the building might be in harm's way. so, again, there are efforts under way right now to try to secure that boom of that bent up crane there at 157 in manhattan. >>> straight ahead, we'll talk to a staten island borough official about the recovery efforts and why some residents say they are the storm's forgotten victims. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>>
? >> what are we learning? gosh, what we learned that sandy did quite a number on new york city, and now the damage estimates are tallied up and new york city's mayor michael bloomberg is asking the federal government for $9.8 billion, with a b, $9.8 billion to help in the recovery. follow me here. that's after starting with the city's total public and private losses which were estimated at $19 billion, and then you break that out, so about $4 billion was covered by private insurers, about $5 billion expected to come from fema and then come up with the $9.8 billion figure which is just part of the $30 billion aid package that new york governor andrew cuomo has requested. what mayor bloomberg has done, brooke, he sent a letter to the members of the new york state congressional delegation asking for this money, saying, new york city will struggle to recover in the long-term unless this money -- this federal funding is given. >> was he being specific as far as where in the city the money needs to go the most? >> yeah, you look at the letter, what bloomberg is essentially saying is that, loo
to secure it. the area is still closed. public transportation in new york city is starting to come back. some subway lines and amtrak are going to run on a schedule. thousands were o waiting in long lines to get to work. at least there was some public transportation to help them. the congestion eased a bit thanks to a car pool rule. that made a difference. all three major airports were open today for the first time since the storm hit at limited capacity. well, the military used cargo jets to fly power trucks and crews from california to try to help new york clean up sandy. 69 vehicles from southern california were flown in from the west coast. they also sent generators and water pumps to help with clean-ups. the navy will be on stand by in case the state government asks for them help. and now, picking up the pieces from sandy. staten island is a 60 square mile portion of new york city and it suffered some of the worst devastation from the storm. 19 of the city's deaths happened on staten island and today, i toured some of the hardest hit areas and spoke with residents just beginning to
on his head. >> gretchen: 5:00 p.m. east coast time the mayor of new york city says by the way, let's not have that new york city marathon and have all these runners run around people who don't have power,s who houses are in smither reasons, whose case in some cases with missing or killed. let's not have race anymore. such outrage when the mayor said we are going to go ahead wanted ahead with this. they had two humongous generators power the tents at central park for the people to come and party for the marathon and yet, hundreds and -- thousands of people don't have power here in new york city. >> brian: how about people in hotels living there don't have anywhere else to live being kicked out somebody wants to run 2.6 miles from bolivia. >> steve: from bolivia to owe oblivious to it all. the mayor said said it's on. rude ran the race after september 11th. of course that was a month and a half later. this is the same week that the biggest storm that has ever hit new york city hit new york city. here are people reacting to the mayor caving on the marathon. >> people need water. and i
of people waiting tonight for power, for trains, planes, and now for gas. and just outside new york city, in moonachi, new jersey, homeowners are taking a hit in the aftermath. people are trying to fuel up. jim? >> reporter: doreen, food, water, shelter, and gas, as you mentioned. basic necessities. now so hard to come for by so many. this station is still boarded up because it has no power. suddenly people are having to devote hours in pursuit of a fillup. it's a lonely job these days for manager muhammad edris. in his darkened fort lee luck oil station. >> no, we don't have gas. >> reporter: open for business, but with no juice, it's no go at the pumps. >> we have no gas, nothing. nothing inside the store business. so completely shut down since monday at 6:00 p.m. >> reporter: just down the road on route 46 -- >> this is for my generator. just enough to keep my refrigerator going, and a couple of appliances here and there that i might need. >> reporter: plenty of company at this hess station. here in fort lee, this line, about 45-minute wait. and that's not bad. if you look around else
set up at five locations across new york city for free gas. the first priority goes to first responders and emergency crews. but no one will be turned away. in new jersey, an odd/even numbered system according to license tags. end with an even number, go on an even numbered day. odd number day, an odd number in your license tag. older residents being urged to seek shelter. 25,000 blankets distributed so far, and out of state national guard troops headed this way. people are pitching in to clean up their communities. residents returning to find nothing left of their homes. secretary of state of homeland security napolitano looking at the efforts as well as governor chris christie. >> 25 maryland troopers are in new jersey tonight to help. they'll spend monday in the coastal counties in new jersey. not clear how long they will stay. >>> new york city mayor bloomberg says crews are working around the clock to bring the power back and clean up the mess. he says 20,000 people who need somewhere to live were public housing residents before the storm. he visited staten island and th
new york city public schools reopened today following the damage from super storm sandy last month. 18 are still closed. gas rationing extented through friday. for many people's whose homes were damaged, insult has been added to injury. senior correspondent eric shawn explains from breezy point new york. >> amid the devastation and destruction that remains three weeks after hurricane sandy, a stinging surprise from the new york city building department. a notice, tacked to the front door, demanding the storm's victims fix their problems under penalty of law. >> the city needs to work with us, not against us. you know, to impose a fine, to threaten violations, i mean just look around. it's obviously people who have never stepped foot here, because if you saw what was going on here, you would haven't the nerve to put that on our door. >> it's called a notice of deficiency. and if there ever was an understatement, this is it. it orders homeowners to repair, and/or replace if possible and obtain all necessary building permits testimonies city says the notices are merely meant to catalog da
a bus, for instance. hours after this scene in new york city last night, a shoving match borne of frustration and sheer fatigue. i can tell you more than half of the city's subway lines are now back in business post superstorm sandy. and don't strain your eyes on this map, but please try to note the dimmed outlines in lower manhattan on the left-hand side of your screen. those are the lines that are no-go, because of flooding or lack of power or both. and that's a big part of the city. still, a silver lining. bus and subway and commuter train rides are free today. free tomorrow. under new york's transportation emergency decree. travel by car, however, is pretty much a nightmare. and even if you can travel, take a look at these things. cars lined up for gas. filling stations need power too, and in new jersey where these scenes were shot, almost 2 million homes and businesses do not have power. so you're looking at a line that will lead eventually to a bp station in middletown, new jersey. look how long they waited. >>> and do you want to fly? that was the scene on tuesday, and g
books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i said, well, that's what you try to do. and he said, no, no, no, you are one of our authors. i need to know right now, tonight, what your next book is going to be. i said this is, that's preposterous. he said, i need to know. now, he's one of these people who grinds on you, and you're at dipper alone no matter what would come up, he would bring the subject back to, oh, maybe you should do a book on that, what about this? he would just grind away. you may know people like this. [laughter] you may work for somebody like that. [laughter] even better, you may be married to somebody like that. [laughter] who just grinds away
? >>> and the likes of charlie brown and kermit and snoopy floating above new york city streets on this very early thursday morning. folks, it's macy's day thanksgiving parade time. >> a time-honored tradition. >> so exciting! >> another time-honored tradition is our jason carol, who's always along the parade route. welcome to "early start" and happy thanksgiving. i'm alina cho. >> good morning, i'm brooke baldwin. berman and zoraida both have the day off. it's 6:00 ones the east coast. good to be with you. we'll get back to the macy's thanksgiving day parade in just a moment. but we want to begin with something that many people around the world are really thankful for this morning. the cease-fire is holding between israel and gaza this morning. in gaza city, where so much blood spilled over the last eight days, palestinians are celebrating in the street. you can hear the horns honking, mosques were blaring, all the last several hours, israel and hamas agreeing to halt all acts of aggression against each other. the cease-fire deal brokered largely by president obama and mohamed morsi, apparently m
job for new jersey. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg last night canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon after the critics said the resources were needed elsewhere, after i tweeted about it. i can't help but think that pushed him over the edge. he said it should not detract attention from the storm recovery and he made news on thursday when he endorsed barack obama for president saying that sandy brought the stakes of tuesday's election into sharp relief. i thought what happened this week and the interactions between the president and chris christy and michael bloomberg are really interesting. i thought the way we think about politics and disaster was brought into relief. and we're going to talk about the substance. we'll talk about the seawalls and floodwalls and climate change and what we have to do -- how we have to reconceptualize our society and think about disaster in the future but first i want to talk about the politics of it. because i thought the response to chrissy's actions on the right and generally in the media i thought were fascinating. i -- maybe i'm alone
900,000 of them are living in new jersey. more than 169,000 are in the dark in new york city. nearly 146,000 are waiting for power on long island new york. as the controversy mountsd over slow moving recovery efforts after super storm sandy, we are learning that janet napolitano is scheduled to travel new york city hard hit staten island tomorrow. she will meet with local and state officials and get a firsthand look at the response that is happening there. president obama will make his first visit to the area on thursday. white house says he will meet with storm victims and first responders. >> gregg: in other news with the election now behind us, thankfully, so many people, washington is getting ready to tackle the fiscal cliff, an economic mandate that could throw the economy into a tail spin unless democrats and republicans stop it all. house speaker john boehner wants a deal on spending cuts. president obama says that is not enough. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit we have to combine cuts with revenue. >> joining us is jonathan strong. even if tax rates went up on t
in an odd number, and tomorrow drivers with tags ending in an even number can fill up in new york city. with all the power outages, only a quarter of gas stations are operating. that causes long lines, of course, which officials say has caused panic buying and hoarding. >> it has worked well in new jersey and although the shortages are more severe here because we're further down the supply chain, we help it will mitigate the worse of our problems. >> there's good news in staten island, fema's mobile office is open again following the nor'easter this week. >>> very special arrival in new york in the wake of superstorm sandy. a fire truck named the spirit of louisiana being pulled into long beach from the bayou state. it was built 11 years ago and sent to new york as a replacement truck after the 9/11 attacks. it was then sent back to louisiana to help after hurricane katrina. the truck will now help in new york. >>> 11 minutes after 7:00 on this friday morning. increased efforts to battle a big problem in d.c. schools. students who don't show up. coming up next, details of one idea on t
york! we're taking the whole show to new york city. we're going to see the sights... this is called the panorama of the city of new york. that's almost 900,000 structures. roger: down in the meat packing district, an old freight train line was transformed into high line park.
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